Instruction for Authors

Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering

Enacted in December 30, 2011, and firstly revised December 19, 2014.
Revised December 8, 2017.
Revised April 10, 2019.


Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering (J. Inf. Commun. Converg. Eng., JICCE) is an official English journal of the Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering (KIICE). It is an international, peer reviewed, and open access journal that is published quarterly. The publication dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. JICCE is dedicated to promote the advancements in theory, engineering, and application in the field of information and communication convergence engineering including the following areas:

  • Communication system and applications
  • Networking and services
  • Intelligent information system
  • Multimedia and digital convergence
  • Semiconductors and communication devices
  • Imaging and biomedical engineering
  • Computer vision and autonomous vehicles

Manuscripts for submission to JICCE should be prepared according to the following instructions.
JICCE focuses Regular papers, Review papers, Editorial, and Let ters to the editor. Any researchers throughout the world can submit a manuscript if the scope of the manuscript is appropriate. Manuscripts should be submitted in English.
▶ Regular papers
Regular papers are for full description on the original research articles
▶ Review papers
Invited or submitted review papers are accepted. A review paper reports on a review on a specific topic, which is included in a regular issue of the journals and has the same sequence to a regular paper.
▶ Editorial
Editorials are invited perspective in information and communication engineering, dealing on very active areas of research, fresh insights and debates.
▶ Letters to the editor
Comments on previously published articles or on other subjects of importance in instrumentation may be submitted.
The Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering (JICCE) strictly adhere to the research and publication ethics outlined below and prohibit any malpractices regarding publication. Ethical standards for publication encourage high quality scientific research and papers and thus very important for the development of promising and respected network of knowledge. For the policies on research and publication ethics that are not stated in these instructions, the Guidelines on Good Publication Practice
(http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) can be applied.
  • A. Research Results
    The original results of research should be recorded and maintained in a form that allows analysis and review, both by collaborators before publication and by other scientists for a reasonable period after publication. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons. Fabrication of data is an egregious departure from the expected norms of scientific conduct, as is the selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive, as well as the theft of data or research results from others.
  • B. Conflict of Interest Statement
    If there are any conflicts of interest, authors should disclose them in the manuscript. A conflict of interest may exist when an author has financial or personal relationships or affiliations that could influence the author's decisions, work, or manuscript. Authors are expected to provide detailed information about all relevant financial interests and relationships or financial conflicts (e.g., employment/affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, stock ownership or options, royalties, or patents filed, received, or pending), particularly those present at the time the research was conducted and through publication, as well as other financial interests (such as patent applications in preparation) that represent potential future financial gain. All disclosures of any potential conflicts of interest, including specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations (other than those affiliations listed in the title page of the manuscript) relevant to the subject of their manuscript, will be disclosed by the corresponding author on behalf of each coauthor, if any, as part of the submission process. Likewise, authors without conflicts of interest will be requested to state as part of the submission process. Failure to include this information in the manuscript will prohibit commencement of the review process of the manuscript.
  • C. Authorship
    Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet these 3 conditions.
  • D. Originality and Duplicate Publication
    All submitted manuscripts should be original and should not be considered by other scientific journals for publication at the same time. Any part of the accepted manuscript should not be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the permission of the Editorial Board. If duplicate publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, the authors will be announced in the journal and their institutes will be informed, and there also will be penalties for the authors.
  • E. Plagiarism
    Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
All manuscripts will be evaluated by three peer reviewers who are selected by the editors. The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its clinical and scientific significance. After receiving two or more reviewer’s comments and recommendations, an initial decision will normally be made within 4 weeks after the agreement of review by the reviewers, and reviewers the reviewers’ comments will then be sent to the corresponding authors. Revised manuscripts must be submitted online by the corresponding author. The corresponding author must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item in a response note. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within 4 weeks of the editorial decision is regarded as a withdrawal. The editorial office should be notified if additional time is needed or if an author chooses not to submit a revision. The editorial committee makes decisions concerning minor revision, resubmit (major revision), and acceptance or rejection upon two or more reviewer’s comments (and recommendations). Before proceeds a review process, all manuscripts will be briefly reviewed by a Managing Editor to check the validity of the manuscripts (pre review process) and the editor may request the authors some editing of the manuscripts including redrawing of figures or changing the paper's format or the order of the manuscript etc.
Manuscript evaluations are assigned one of four outcomes: ▶ Accept
An Accept with no revision means that the submission is perfect and there are no suggestions for improvement. The paper is ready for publication.
▶ Minor Revision
A Minor revision should be only be used for papers that have a clear contribution, and there are only small changes that need to be made to make the paper ready for publication. A minor revision usually means that only textual changes are needed. For minor re vision, only the Editor will need to validate that the revised paper has adequately met the suggested changes.
▶ Resubmit
The classification Resubmit is used when a paper shows that it might have a potential contribution and the topic is of interest to JICCE, but not enough information is provided in the submission to determine this. The resubmission will go through a faster review process to determine if it should be accepted or rejected.
▶ Reject
This rating is used when the submission is off topic for JICCE, it is an incremental contribution over prior art, or a more complete submission is needed to better evaluate the ideas presented. The authors can revise, run new experiments, and decide to potentially submit to JICCE at a later date. If submitted again to JICCE, it will be treated as a new submission.
Authors can track the progress of a manuscript on the journal’s website. Articles that are accepted for publication are moved from the “Manuscripts Accepted” to the “Manuscripts in Publication” section of the journal’s website..
The manuscript, when published, will become the property of the journal. All published papers become the permanent property of the Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering (KIICE) and must not be published elsewhere without written permission.
Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the KIICE. They also follow the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License available from: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by nc/3.0/.
Before submitting a manuscript, authors must check it by “Manuscript Submission Checklist”. Manuscripts are submitted online to Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering (KIICE) via homepage (http://www.JICCE.org). Submission instructions are available at the website. All articles submitted to the Journal must comply with these instructions. Failure to do so will result in return of the manuscript and possible delay in publication. Further inquiries are welcome at JICCE Editorial Office, journal@kiice.org (phone: ; fax: ).
  • A. Format of Initial or Intermediate Contributions
    The main document with the manuscript text and tables should be prepared with in an MS Word or RTF format in English. The manuscript should be written in 9.5 point font with double line spacing on A4 sized (21.0 x 29.7 cm) paper with 2.5 cm margins on the top, bottom, right, and left. The Standard order of section in the manuscript file is: title page, abstract, introduction, system model and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, figure legends, and table legends. Validations to this format may be allowed. Number all manuscript pages starting with the title page as page 1. A single file is permitted for initial submissions, but figures and tables are uploaded separately.
  • B. Title Page
    The Title page should include a full title, running title (no more than 40 characters in length) of the article and authors' information. The Title should be as concise as possible but informative enough to facilitate information retrieval, but not use the acronym ic words. Authors' information should contain the names, affiliations including the name of the country, should be provided. For a multicenter study, indicate each individual's affiliation using a superscript Arabic number (1,2,3...).
    A ‘corresponding author’ for reprints should be indicated, and full contact information (including address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail) should be provided. Any financial disclosure or support (grant number, institution, location, and acknowledgement) and presentation history (name of the meeting and date) at a meeting should be included if relevant.
  • C. Abstract & Index Terms (Keywords)
    The Abstract should be self contained (contain no footnotes). It should concisely state what was done, how it was done, principal results, and their significance. It should be 140-160 words for all forms of publication. The abstract should be written as one paragraph and should not contain displayed mathematical equations, tabular material, or numbered references. At the end of ab stract, Index Terms should be given in 3 to 5 keywords and in alphabetical order, separated by commas such as Maritime, Information, Communication, Science, etc.
  • D. Text
    The text is recommended to be arranged in this order, if possible :
    ▶ Introduction
    The purpose and the background should be written simply and lucidly.
    ▶ System Model and Methods
    The methodology should be written precisely so that others may use some or all of the methods in another study or judge the scientific merit of your work.
    ▶ Result
    A detailed description of the study results should be objectively presented, in an orderly and logical sequence using both text and illustrative materials (Tables and Figures).
    ▶ Discussion and Conclusions
    Author’s interpretation of the results, author’s opinion and process of inducing conclusion should be written simply.
    • 1) Text Section Heading
      There are four levels of section headings with established specifications: primary; secondary; tertiary; and quaternary heads. Enumeration of section heads is required. The section headings are as follows:
      • I. PRIMARY HEADING
        Primary headings are enumerated by Roman numerals and centered above the text.
      • A. Secondary Heading
        Secondary headings are enumerated by capital letters followed by periods, upper and lower case, and italic.
      • 1) Tertiary Heading: Tertiary headings are enumerated by Arabic numerals followed by parentheses. They are indented one, and run into the text in their sections, italic, upper and lower case, and followed by a colon.
      • a) Quaternary heading: Quaternary headings are identical to tertiary headings, except that they are indented two ems, lower case letters are used as labels, and only the first letter of the heading is capitalized.
    • 2) References in Text
      References should be obviously related to documents. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Each reference should be cited as [1, 4, 7], or [6 9]; Kim [3] and Jang and Lee [5]; Park et al. [6].
    • 3) Text Equations
      The Equations should be punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure and numbered on the right. Mathematical operation signs indicating continuity of the expression should be placed at the left of the second and succeeding lines. Use x rather than a centered dot, except for scalar products of vectors. The solidus (/) should be used instead of built up fractions in running text, and in display wherever clarity would not be jeopardized. Use “exp” for complicated exponents. Furthermore, the Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All unusual symbols whose identity may not be obvious must be identified the first time they appear, and at all subsequent times when confusion might arise. Superscripts are normally set directly over subscripts; authors should note where readability or the meaning requires a special order.
      In the text, numbers should be Arabic numerals, except when beginning a sentence. Numbers greater than 999 should have com mas, e.g., 13,970. The 24 hour system is used to indicate time, e.g., 18:00 hr. If you are using Word for Math, use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add on (http://www.mathtype.com) for equations in your paper. "Float over text" should not be selected.
    • 4) Units and Abbreviations
      Units of measure should be presented according to the International System (SI) of Units. English units may be used as secondary units (in parentheses). An exception is when English units are used as identifiers in trade, such as "3½ in disk drive." All units must be preceded by one space except percentage (%) and temperature (°C).
      The SI unit for magnetic field strength H is A/m. However, if you wish to use units of T, either refers to magnetic flux density B or magnetic field strength symbolized as μ0H. Use the center dot to separate compound units, e.g., "A∙m2."
      Symbol     Quantity     Conversion from Gaussian and CGS EMU to SIa
      Φ magnetic flux 1 Mx → 10 8 Wb = 10 8 V·s
      B magnetic flux density, magnetic induction 1 G → 10 4 T = 10 4 Wb/m2
      H magnetic field strength 1 Oe → 103/(4π) A/m
      m magnetic moment 1 erg/G = 1 emu → 10 3 A·m2 = 10 3 J/T
      M magnetization 1 erg/(G·cm3) = 1 emu/cm3 → 103 A/m
      M magnetization 1 G → 103/(4π) A/m
      σ specific magnetization 1 erg/(G·g) = 1 emu/g → 1 A·m2/kg
      Abbreviations must be used as an aid to the reader, rather than as a convenience of the author, and therefore their use should be limited. Generally, avoid abbreviations that are used less than 3 times in the text, including tables and figure legends. Acronyms and abbreviations should be defined the first time they are used in text. Other common abbreviations are as follows (the same abbreviations are used for plural forms): hr (hour), sec (second), min (minute), day (not abbreviated), wk (week), mo (month), yr (year), L (liter), mL (milliliter), μL (microliter), g (gram), kg (kilogram), mg (milligram), μg (microgram), ng (nanogram), pg (picogram), g (gravity; not g), nm (nanometer), μm (micrometer), mV (milivoltage), mA (miliampere), mW (miliwatt), C (coulomb), μF (microparad), mH (milihenry), n (sample size), SD (standard deviation of the mean), and SE (standard error of the mean).
    • 5) Table
      Each Table should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text. Tables should have a concise and informative title with the table content between horizontal lines. Vertical lines are not used. The structure should be clear, with simple column headings giving all units. A table should not exceed one page when printed. Use lower case letters in superscripts a), b), c) ... for special remarks. Unaltered computer output and notation are generally unacceptable.
    • 6) Figures
      Figures are numbered consecutively in the sequence mentioned in the text and must have a caption written in one paragraph style. The caption should contain an explanation of all abbreviations and symbols used, and indicate the size value of lines or bars unless shown directly on the figure. The Figure number should be placed at the lower left corner of each figure, and the numbering order must be from left to right, and from upper to lower. Citations of figures in the text or parentheses are abbreviated, e.g., Fig. 1, Figs. 1 and 2, Figs. 1 3, (Fig. 1), (Figs. 1 and 2), (Figs. 1 3). When the text refers to both figures and tables, they should be mentioned in parentheses, e.g., (Table 1; Fig. 2) and (Tables 1 3; Figs. 4 6).
  • E. Acknowledgments
    Persons or institutes who contributed to the papers but not enough to be coauthors may be introduced. Financial support, including foundations, institutions, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, private companies, intramural departmental sources, or any other support should be described.
  • F. List of References
    The list of references should only include works that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Include the digital object identifier (DOI) for all references where available. The correct citation format for an article in JICCE is followed as:
    • 1) Journal Articles:
      [1] E. H. Choi, H. S. Hwang, and C. S. Kim, “Electron spectroscopy studies on magneto-optical media and plastic substrate interfaces,”International Journal of Information and Communication Engineering, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 358-362, 2011. DOI: 10.1109/TJMJ.1987.4549593.
    • 2) Books & Book Chapters:
      [2] J. G. Proakis, Digital Communications, 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1993.
      [3] J. L. Hennessy and D. A. Patterson, "Instruction level parallelism and its exploitation," in Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 4th ed. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Pub., ch. 2, pp. 66 153, 2007.
    • 3) Conference Proceedings:
      [4] A. Hashmi, H. Berry, O. Temam, and M. Lipasti, “Automatic abstraction and fault tolerance in cortical microachitectures,” in Proceeding of the 38th Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture, New York: NY, pp. 1-10, 2011. DOI: 10.1145/2000064.2000066.
    • 4) Dissertations (Ph.D.) and Theses (M.S.):
      [5] B. Alavi, "Distance measurement error modeling for time of arrival based indoor geolocation," Ph. D. dissertation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, 2006.
    • 5) Technical Report:
      [6] Y. Z. Ben, D. K. John, and Anthony, "Tapestry: An infrastructure for fault tolerant wide area location and routing," University of California, Berkeley: CA, Technical Report CSD 01 1141, 2001.
    • 6) Online Source:
      [7] Malardalen Real Time Research Center. The worst case execution time (WCET) analysis project [Internet], Available: http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/projects/wcet/.
      [8] H. Nowakowska, M. Jasinski, P. S. Debicki and J. Mizeraczyk. (2011, October). Numerical analysis and optimization of power coupling efficiency in waveguide based microwave plasma source. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science [Online], 39(10), pp. 1935 1942. Available: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6012536.
      [9] K. He, X. Zhang, S. Ren, J. Sun, Deep residual learning for image recognition, 2015, [Online] Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.03385.
  • G. Other Types of Manuscripts
    Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
    • 1) Review
      Reviews are invited by the editor and should be comprehensive analyses of specific topics. They should include a title page, abstract and index terms (keywords), introduction, body text, conclusion, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figure legends.
    • 2) Letters to the editor
      Letters to the editor should be concise comments focusing on a recent JICCE article. The letter should offer an alternative perspective, elucidate a flaw in methodology or a perceived misinterpretation of data, and address no more than two major points. All letters are subject to editorial approval. Letters should be limited to 700 words include no more than five references. Please note that letters are not published with tables and figures.
  • A. Format of Final Contributions
    Upon acceptance of an article, the author or authors are asked to submit the final manuscript. The final manuscript may be prepared using Microsoft Word.
  • B. Author Supplied Electronic Graphics
    Preferred file type is vector drawing such as EPS or WMF. If bitmap format is used, preferred one is TIF at a resolution of at least 300 dpi for color photos and at least 900 dpi for line art with minimum width of 100 mm (4 inches). Figures should contain only the image and not the caption. Figures (line artwork or photographs) should be named fig1.tif or fig2.eps. Please do not use descriptive names.
  • C. Author Biographies
    All authors may include biographies at the end of regular papers. The first paragraph may contain a place and/or date of birth (list place, then date). Next, the author’s educational background is listed. The degrees should be listed with type of degree in what field, which institution, city, state or country, and year degree was earned. The author’s major field of study should be lower cased.
  • D. Page Proofs
    Page proofs and reprint order forms are sent to the corresponding author, together with a copyright transfer form if not submit ted yet. It is advised that editing is limited to the correction of typographical errors, incorrect data, and grammatical errors, and for updating information on references which were in press. The results of page proofs should be sent immediately by e-mail, or if signed proofs, sent by FAX, preferably within 2 business days.
Each paper will be charged according to the following policy of publication charge and you can select the right submission track:
  • Regular Track: $600 (600,000 Korean Won) up to six printed pages regardless of the number of printed pages and for papers in excess of six printed pages, an additional page charge of $50 (50,000 Korean Won) per printed page. The papers are published on the first accepted first published basis. It will take about one year to publish an accepted paper.
  • Fast Track $1,000 (1,000,000 Korean Won) up to six printed pages regardless of the number of printed pages and for papers in excess of six printed pages, an additional page charge of $50 (50,000 Korean Won) per printed page. It will take about 3~4 months to publish an accepted paper. Result is either accepted or rejected for publication, and evaluation is done in the first decision
NOTICE
Recently revised instructions for authors will be applied from the 2019 issue.
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